PLANNING SYSTEM

Local Land Charges

New digital Local Land Charges Register launched

The HM Land Registry has launched a new digital Local Land Charges Register, in an effort to make the home-buying process simpler, faster and cheaper
offsite homes

Think tank report’s vision will require more offsite homes says Actis

A new campaigning think tank report suggesting a radical rethink into how the UK manages the housing market will require an increase in offsite construction, says insulation specialist Actis
Heathrow

MPs back Heathrow third runway

The House of Commons has voted by 415 votes to 119 in favour of the government’s airports national policy statement (NPS) on the Heathrow airport expansion
planning appeal

Chair announced for review into planning appeal inquiries

Communities Secretary James Brokenshire has today (22 June) announced the appointment of Bridget Rosewell to chair the Independent Review into Planning Appeal Inquiries
planning

Planning function ‘watered down’ in 83% of councils

The planning function has been downgraded to lower positions in the corporate structure of local authorities across the UK, a new survey by the Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI) has revealed.
county councils

Experts support a larger role for county councils in planning

Two new reports launched today at a national housing conference support a larger role for county councils in planning to help solve the affordability crisis; with nine in ten counties warning they have a ‘severe’ or ‘moderate’ need for affordable homes
public buildings

Councils sell thousands of public buildings every year

More than 4,000 publicly owned buildings and spaces are being sold off every year by councils in England, according to a Freedom of Information request by community charity Locality
Broadway development

Contractor selected for £400m Broadway development

International construction contractor, Multiplex, has been selected to deliver The Broadway development in Westminster, following a nine-month single-stage competitive tender process for the £400m design and build contract
Daedalus

Daedalus housing project receives unanimous support from planners

Wates Residential and Homes England's ground-breaking project to build 200 homes for local people in Gosport has been given the go-ahead by borough council planning bosses
development corporations

Councils gain new powers to deliver community homes

Councils are to receive new powers to help them provide the homes their communities need under proposed regulations published yesterday (4 June 2018) by Housing Minister Dominic Raab MP
brownfield

Countryside lost to housing, despite increase in brownfield development

New government data has revealed that despite promising signs of an increase in brownfield development, greenfield land is still being lost to housing development at an unnecessary rate
permission in principle

Permission in principle applications go live

A new way to gain planning permission has arrived today (1 June), applications for permission in principle (PIP) for small housing developments can now be made to local authorities in England
rtpi awards

Plymouth housing project wins top planning award

A housing project in Plymouth built by veterans, won in the Excellence in Planning for Housing – Large Schemes category at the Royal Town Planning Institute’s (RTPI) Awards for Planning Excellence 2018 in London last night.
planning excellence

RTPI awards honour planning excellence

A 10-year plan to regenerate a declining fishing village in Scotland has won the top prize at the prestigious Royal Town Planning Institute’s (RTPI) Awards for Planning Excellence 2018 last night (24 May)

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